Find out why the Bank does periodic public awareness surveys, see how public opinion about the Bank has evolved over time, and view details of past survey results.

Why public opinion matters to the Bank

As Canada’s central bank, we are accountable to all Canadians. From well-anchored inflation expectations helping us to achieve our 2% inflation target, to confidence in Canada’s currency and its financial system, public awareness of, and trust in, the Bank’s policies and actions help make them more effective.

The Bank periodically surveys the public to understand how awareness, knowledge and trust have evolved over time. The results of these surveys inform our actions and our communications.

Public opinion over time

Highlights of comparative results from public opinion surveys conducted in 1999, 2010 and 2014.